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Amethyst Crystal Meaning

Amethyst / Banded Amethyst

Stone Name: Amethyst / Banded Amethyst

Stone Specifics:
Stone of Purification
Stone of Spiritual Metamorphosis
Stone of Sobriety
Stone of Spirituality

Keywords: Peace, Healing, Intuition, Concentration, Awareness, Soothing, Enlightenment, Serenity, Insight,

Stone Color: Purple / Lavender / Dark Blue

General: Amethyst stones are powerful protective stones. They can encourage inner strength. Amethyst can purify the mind and bring calmness and clarity. It is a wonderful stone when working in times of confusion or chaos. Amethyst can improve motivation and may enhance intuition. It can help alleviate sadness and grief. Amethyst can assist with common sense and flexibility in times of crisis. Amethyst promotes emotional balance, instills confidence, and facilitate the decision-making process. Amethysts can help dispel nightmares and assist with insomnia. Amethysts can strengthen and enhance psychic abilities.

Stone Origin: Amethyst’s most common ancient application was to prevent drunkenness. The world amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos, meaning “non-intoxicating.” Wise men in the Greek and Roman era were known to drop a piece of Amethyst into their wine to neutralize the alcohol.

In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, there are instructions given for placing heart shaped Amethyst on the body of the deceased; the specific shape said to help transition with peace to the next realm. Within the Christian church, especially the Roman Catholic church, it was known as a gem of purity and associated with Bishops who traditionally wear them set in rings. It is also the stone of Buddha and is quite popular to use for Buddhist prayer beads, more prominently in Tibet. At one time in China, pieces of Amethyst were often rented to those involved in legal lawsuits.

Mohs Hardness: 7

Magical Powers:
~ Clears and cleanses the energy fields
~ Uncovers self destructive patterns
~ Assists in overcoming addictions and bad habits
~ Induces vivid dreams while in deep sleep
~ Enhances intuition
~ Encourages tranquility and stability
~ Calms the mind
~ Stimulates mental, psychic and intuitive abilities
~ Encourages higher states of consciousness
~ Facilitates communication with angels and guides

Spirituality: protection, awareness, spirit guide

Emotions: calmness, clarity, common sense, self-worth, responsibility, 

Mental: enhances psychic abilities, prevents nightmares, anxiety, stress relief

Chakras: Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th), & Above

Astrological Sign: Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn

Element: Wind

Stones are Found: Amethysts are found in Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, China, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Tanzania, Uruguay

Birthstone: Traditional Birthstone for the Month of February.

Anniversary Stone: Amethyst is the 6th Anniversary gemstone.

Note: The ancient stories say those who wear an Amethyst necklace are told to fascinate others with their pleasing personality and wonderful charisma. Heart shaped Amethysts are sometimes exchanged between couples to enhance the depth and longevity of their love and happiness; strengthening their connection.

Composition: Silicon Dioxide





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